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Crystal Valentine

Crystal Valentine is a queer, Black woman from the Bronx now residing in Boston, Massachusetts. She is a Callaloo fellow, a former NYC Youth Poet Laureate, and a two-time winner of the College Union Poetry Slam Invitational. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in the Academy of American Poets Poem-a-Day, BreakBeat Poets Vol. 2: Black Girl Magic Anthology (Haymarket Books), Muzzle Magazine, TriQuarterly Magazine, Winter Tangerine, and elsewhere. She received an MFA from New York University and is the current festival manager for the Massachusetts Poetry Festival. When she isn’t writing or agonizing over line breaks, you can find her watching anime and dreaming.
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